Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Check List

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Hi everyone!

It is day 3 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the of the new Riley stamps that will be available from Riley and Company this coming Thursday 25th September. This time round Riley and Company will be releasing 49 new Funny Bones Sayings. I am sure you are going to love them.

The Funny Bones sayings work well with all our existing Riley stamps and Retro Men & Women as you will see during our sneak peeks this week.

For my card today I created a Christmas card using the new Check List Funny Bones sayings, I also used Christmas Tree Riley.

  • Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
  • 49 Funnybones Sayings to be released
  • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST.
Stamps: Christmas Tree Riley; Check List – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Red; Green; Designer Paper
Other: Black Ink; Copics

 

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Procaffinating

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Hi everyone!

It is day 2 of our Riley sneak peeks in readiness of the of the new Riley stamps that will be available from Riley and Company this coming Thursday 25th September. This time round Riley and Company will be releasing 49 new Funny Bones Sayings. I am sure you are going to love them.

The Funny Bones sayings work well with all our existing Riley stamps and Retro Men & Women as you will see during our sneak peeks this week.

For my first card today I used the new Procaffinating Funny Bones sentiment which I paired with Coffee Riley.

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For my second card today, I created a CAS Christmas card using the new Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Sentiment. I inked the sentiment using red and green ink and stamped it onto my white card and added strips of designer paper to the top and bottom of the card.

  • Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
  • 49 Funnybones Sayings to be released
  • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST.
Stamps: Procaffinating Funny Bone Sentiment; Coffee Riley; Merry Christmas & Happy New Year – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Green; Brown; Pink; Designer Papers
Other: Black Ink; Red Ink; Green Ink; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax; Elizabeth Craft Designs Green Glitter Dots; Foam Tape; Copics

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

How Do I Take My Coffee?

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Hi everyone!

Well it is that time again! Today starts the beginning of the sneak peeks of the new stamps that will be available from Riley and Company this coming Thursday 25th September. This time round Riley and Company will be releasing 49 new Funny Bones Sayings. I am sure you are going to love them.

The Funny Bones sayings work well with all our existing Riley stamps and Retro Men & Women as you will see during our sneak peeks this week.

For my card today I used the new “How Do I Take My Coffee” Funny Bones Sentiment which I have used with Riley and Company’s Midge with Coffee Retro Folk Stamp.

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I split the sentiment into two and used the first part on the outside of my card and the other part on the inside. I also added the coffee cup which is another stamp being released by Riley and Company on Thursday.

  • Don’t forget to check out all the Riley and Company Design Team’s blogs for more sneak peeks everyday!
  • Join us for our release Blog Hop this Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST, starting on the Riley and Company Blog.
  • 49 Funnybones Sayings to be released
  • New Release Stamps available in the Riley and Company Store from Thursday 25th September 10 PM EST.
Stamps: How Do I Take My Coffee Funny Bones Sentiment; Coffee Cup; Midge with Coffee – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Brown; Pink; Bow & Arrow DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Quote Tag Die – Paper Smooches; Button; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Ahoy!

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Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for September. Danielle Lounds continues to bring us a fun challenge.

Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge

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For my card today, I decided to play with a new embossing folder/die set I recently purchased while out with a couple of friends. So I went with a nautical theme. The stamp set used here is from Penny Black.

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As you can see I have created a pop up card using the Lucy Label Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I have also used the embossing folder again on the top portion of my card.

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Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up part of my card a little easier.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Donna Wright
  • Torico (September Guest Designer)
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    Stamps:Ahoy – Penny Black
    Paper: White; Red; Blue
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop Up Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Ships Ahoy Embossing Folder/Die Set – Ultimate Crafts; Sanding Block; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Friday, September 19, 2014

    You Rock!

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    Hi everyone,

    It's my DH's birthday in a couple of days time and this is the card I created for him. He loves playing his 7 inch records on his Juke Box, so when I found this die recently in my favorite local craft store I knew I had to use it to make a card for him.

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    Of course as I love making pop up cards I used the Lucy Label Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    The Juke Box is a new Sizzix Thinlits set which comes with the jukebox, record and music. The sentiment was computer generated.

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    Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up part of this card a little easier.

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    For the front of my card I used the Sizzix Retro Sign die and the record background is a Darice Embossing Folder. I inked up the records on the embossing folder before I put it through my die cutting machine.


    Stamps: You Rock – Starving Artistamp
    Paper: White; Red; Blue; Yellow; Citrus DP – DCWV
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Sizzix Jukebox & Music Thinlits; Sizzix Retro Signs Original
    Other: Black Ink; Darice Record Embossing Folder; Rhinestones; Foam Tape

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    Thursday, September 18, 2014

    H.U.G.

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    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month Lois Bak has another fun challenge for us.

    This week Lois has given us a Wordplay Challenge. In honor of “Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day,” include on your card something that starts with each of the following letters – H U G.

    I recently purchased this cute Party Paw stamp set of Bamboo (the panda) sitting in a High Heel Shoe …. so I decided this would be perfect for this challenge. Here are what I used for each letter of the challenge:

    H = High Heels; Happy

    U = Letter ‘U’

    G – Green; Glitter Pen; Gerbera

    As you can see I have created an Accordion card using the Katie Label Accordion Card Die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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    Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

    Stamps: Party with Bamboo  (Party Paws) – Crafters Companion
    Paper: White; Green; Light Green; Lemonade DP – Bo Bunny
    Dies: Katie Label Accordion; Katie Stars Frame Edges; Lots of Pops – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; MFT Die-namics Bottom Line Alphabet
    Other: Black Ink; Green Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    You’re Aces!

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    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it is Kelly’s turn to host the challenge.

    Kelly has challenged us to an "Off the edge!" theme. Create a card with an image/sentiment extending the border of your A2 card

    For my card today I used Riley and Company’s Poker Riley.

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    I cheated a little bit in that I used the Sizzix Regal Stand Up Card Framelits to create my card … when it is opened in the display position the image is “off the edge”. I love making this style of card. Just for good measure I did also create my sentiment panel (which btw was computer generated) so that it was hanging off the edge too.

    On the right hand side of the sentiment panel I added 4 tiny playing cards which are all Aces which goes with the “You’re Aces! Happy Birthday” I put on the sentiment panel.

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    Here is my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

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    Want to Play Along?

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

    To play create a card using Riley and Company images.

    Once you have created your card/project, come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so we can see what you have created. If you upload your card/project to Splitcoast Stampers please include the keyword Riley1914. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don't forget to check out the Riley and Company Design Team's cards on their blogs:

     

    Stamps: Poker Riley – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Red; DP – SU
    Dies: Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Framelits; Sizzix Regal Label Framelits; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Stax
    Other: Black Ink; Tiny Playing Cards; Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Karen Burniston September Designer Challenge Card 2


    Hi everyone,

    As promised yesterday, I am back with another card for this month's Karen Burniston Designer Challenge, this time round the theme Karen has given us is Spooky September! - let's get people in the mood for some Halloween crafting using Pop it Ups. Any style of project.

    For my card today I have created an Accordion card using the Fancy Label Accordion Die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    To decorate my card I decided to use Poppy the Owl and turn her into a witch.  Of course a witch needs a broom so I used the broom from the Snowman Die set.  I added the speech bubbles from the Lorna Label Pop Up Card set for the "Trick or Treat" messages around the owl.


    Here is a close up of the left hand side of the card. Poppy the owl was die cut using designer papers.


    And a close up of the right hand side of my card.


    And finally here is the front of the card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.


    Stamps:  Happy Howloween - Stampendous; Wicked Out Bird - Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Black; Enchanted DP - Authentique
    Dies: Fancy Label Accordion Card; Poppy the Owl ; Lorna Label Pop Up Card - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Snowman - Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Kraft Ink;  Foam Tape; Copics


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    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Karen Burniston September Designer Challenge Card 1

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    Hi everyone,

    It's time for our September Karen Burniston Designer Challenge, this time round the theme Karen has given us is Spooky September! - let's get people in the mood for some Halloween crafting using Pop it Ups. Any style of project.

    For my card today I have created a Double Circle Spiral Pull Card using the Circle Spiral Pull Card Die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    To create the Double Circle Pull Card I cut my black card to 5 1/4 inches x 11 inches and then scored at 4 inches at both ends. Placed my die on the first score line and die cut it and then I did the same on the second score line. I cut another piece of black card which I placed in the middle section to hid the holes from the closures.

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    To decorate my card, I used Tim Holtz’ Shatter Layering Stencil and white ink on the black card and on all the white pieces I die the same but with black ink, sponging very softly so the ink wasn’t too black.

    Here you can see my card partly opened. I used Paper Pretties Witch Sophia which comes with the cute witch stamp and all the fun sentiments used on this card.

    On the inside right hand circle I added the clock from Karen Burniston’s Clock and Gears Die set to which I added the Witching Hour sentiment … partly with stamps and some hand written.

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    When you open the card fully you can see the clear acetate spiral piece which is attached to the inside left circle on this spiral I have added eyes from the Poppy The Owl Character Die set.

    On the top left hand corner I have die cut a circle using yellow card, the circle is from the Circle Accordion Card die set. I used the moustache from the Props 1 Die set to create my bats.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen's Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month. I will also be back  tomorrow with another card to share with you for this challenge.

    Stamps: Witch Sophia – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Black; Yellow
    Dies: Circle Spiral Pull Card; Circle Accordion Card; Poppy the Owl; Clock and Gears; Props 1 – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; White Ink; Shatter Layering Stencil – Tim Holtz; Acetate; Orange Brad; Foam Tape; Copics


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    Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Regal2Stamp

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    Hi everyone,

    Today I am sharing three cards I created using the new Regal2stamp stamp set  which was released by The Stamps of Life earlier this month. This set coordinates with the Sizzix Regal Flip-its Card Framelits, the Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Framelits and the Sizzix Regal Label Framelits.

    For my first card today I used the stamp set with the Sizzix Regal Flip-its Card Framelits set. Love all the fun backgrounds, frames and sentiments included in this set.

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    Here is the ‘flip’ side of my card. I keep the centre of the label blank so this could be used to hand write a greeting to whoever gets this.

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    For my second card today I used the stamp set with the Sizzix Stand-Ups Card Framelits set to create a stand up card.

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    Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the stand up portion of the card a little easier.

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    And finally my card closed  ready to be placed in an envelope.

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    For my third and final card for today I used the stamp set using just the Sizzix Regal Label Framelits. I used one of the backgrounds in the stamp set to create my background and then I used the label framelits and the labels in the stamp set to create the various layers.

    Stamps: Regal2stamp – The Stamps of Life
    Paper: White; Botanical Tea DP – Graphic 45; Blue; Rough & Tumble DP – Carta Bella; Pale Green; Green
    Dies: Sizzix Regal Flip-its Card Framelits; Sizzix Regal Stand-Ups Card Framelits; Sizzix Regal Label Framelits
    Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Blue Ink; Green Ink; Pink Ribbon; Blue Candy Dots; Glossy Accents; Foam Tape

     

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    Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Teacher

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for September, Danielle Lounds continues to bring us our challenges.

    This week Danielle has given us a Back to school challenge. Break out your notepaper, schoolbooks and pencils! Our theme for this week is school. Use cute school themed stamps, paper clips, notepaper… anything school related is good!

    Here in Australia our kids don’t start school at this time of year, they start at the end of January and they finish school for the year in December. So I decided to create a Thank You card and gift box that can be given to one of my Grandchildren’s teachers at the end of the year.

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    Being an owl lover, when I finally found the Sizzix Owl Bag designed by Lori Whitlock in my  local Craft Store I had to bring it home with me.

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    I decided to go with a monochromatic theme for my gift back and picked my favorite color blue.

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    After I had created the Owl Bag I decided to also create a card using the die … which is when I decided to use it for this challenge. I used PTI’s Teacher die which I added to the lower portion of the card.

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    Here is the inside of my card …. I added PTI’s Thank You Die and also another of their Teacher Dies. To make sure I completed the challenge I also added an apple, book and pencil.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Torico (September Guest Designer)
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    Stamps: School Accessories – Whiff of Joy
    Paper: White; Black; Blue; Orange; Fresh Prints DP – SU
    Dies: Sizzix Owl Bag designed by Lori Whitlock; PTI Wonderful Words Teacher; PTI Wonderful Words Thank You
    Other: Black Ink; Fringe Scissors; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Merry Christmas

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    Hi everyone,
    Today I have another Flip-Its Card to share with you today. This one uses the new Sizzix Circle Flip-Its Card #4 Framelits which will be released in October.
    To decorate my card I used the Sizzix Ornament Triplits Die set



    Here is the 'flip' side of my card, I added a tag & sentiment.
    Stamps:
    Paper: White; Green; Red; Glitter Card; DP
    Dies: Sizzix Ornament Triplits; Sizzix Circle Flip-Its Card #4
    Other: Black Ink; Red Ink; Ribbon; Foam Tape

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